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April 26, 2008

Stewart says he'll be ready for training camp ...

The interview with Panthers top pick Jonathan Stewart (running back) is just now closing, and Stewart told the assembled media in Bank of America Stadium (on a conference call) that despite recent surgery for turf toe, he would be ready to go for training camp.

Stewart said he had surgery on the toe Mar. 12 and should start doing his rehabilitation within a week. The surgery was done by Panthers doctor Robert Anderson.

Stewart said the toe caused him considerable pain last season, and limited his ability to cut at times.

Asked if he had seen DeAngelo Williams, the running back he’ll likely share time with on the Panthers, run, Stewart laughed and said, "I watched DeAngelo when he was tearing it up (in college) at Memphis." STAN OLSON

Posted by Observer Sports on April 26, 2008 at 06:09 PM | Permalink


We have some great RB's now. Just need Defense and we be set. Also that sleeper QB in the later rounds (forgot his name).

Posted by: Cameron | Apr 26, 2008 6:17:34 PM

I can hear Foxie
Week 1 "it's a toe"
Week 2 "umm it's a toe"
Week 3 "yep, toe"
Week 4 "thats a toe"
Week 5 "toe"
Week 6 "still....toe"

Posted by: im me not you | Apr 26, 2008 6:19:41 PM

That Qbs name is Josh Johnson from San Diego. I really want this guy. Maybe worth the second 3rd round pick and def. in the 5th.

Posted by: Will | Apr 26, 2008 6:20:53 PM

im me not you - u make me laugh!

Posted by: your you not me | Apr 26, 2008 6:22:01 PM

dang, that is some funny, funny stuff

Posted by: Posted by: | Apr 26, 2008 6:23:19 PM

Week 16 "He's READY...huh Marty what's that? Toe?...It's a toe"

Posted by: im me not you | Apr 26, 2008 6:25:52 PM

Wait. So he was drafted a couple hours ago, yet he had surgery performed by the Panthers docotor over a month ago? huh? That can't be right, or if it is its the weirdest coincidence ever...

Posted by: CardiacCat | Apr 26, 2008 6:29:10 PM

Yea so he will be ready for training camp,but that still doesnt help him out.It just means he will stand on the sideline in MINI-CAMP,when he is supposed to get a feel for the offense and holes to hit etc.

So he will be behind when he rolls into spartanburg on July 29 or 30th.

Mini camp may not seem important but they have them for a reason and is a disadvantage this year because he cant particapte.

Posted by: Ghost of Sparta | Apr 26, 2008 6:29:19 PM

Its like Hurney and Fox have created the first "DeShaun Batuka"

Posted by: Sassy Kitty | Apr 26, 2008 6:32:04 PM

Football MMORPG:

Posted by: wdawdad | Apr 26, 2008 6:32:25 PM

Sassy Kitty don't you mean "Tshimunga Foster"?

Posted by: Big Cat | Apr 26, 2008 6:34:12 PM

Ummm, can someone explain how the Panthers doctor did the surgery months ago?

Posted by: Panthers#1 | Apr 26, 2008 6:35:07 PM

Panthers#1 he did it with a surgical blade, some gause and probably some nurses...?

Posted by: I wish I was Panthers#1 | Apr 26, 2008 6:37:43 PM

Yeah. John Beason missed mini-camp, and he was horrible! We should have gone with that guy that has never had any injuries. Uhh, what's his name? You know, the guy with the helmet? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Posted by: Ghost of Spurta | Apr 26, 2008 6:42:24 PM

Dude Beason was at mini-camp. He was late for training camp.

Posted by: Ghost of Sparta | Apr 26, 2008 6:50:12 PM

Hey is Ghost of Spurta the same person as Ghost of Sparta...?

Anyway, I think the guy you are thinking of is Dan Morgan, no wait thats anutha perpetually hurt Panther.

Posted by: Whacky Cat | Apr 26, 2008 6:50:53 PM

Sorry if I think your a part of a team and your a first round pick at 13 and should be able to particapte in what the "TEAM" has going on.

It may not mean anything to you since you seem like a welfare case anyways hater, but if your getting paid you should preform regardless.

Posted by: Ghost of Sparta | Apr 26, 2008 6:52:39 PM

Naw, i think spurta is the " Proctologist".

Posted by: Ghost of Sparta | Apr 26, 2008 6:54:42 PM

Go on Ghost of Sparta tell em "if your getting paid you should perform regardless". Spoken like a true pimp!


Posted by: Whacky Cat | Apr 26, 2008 6:59:37 PM

It was expensive but i think this was the right move. We need to win now, not next year. Nobody likes giving up their first round pick, but we moved up a lot. But every time I read this blog during the season everybody wants to complain how we can't control the clock, can't convert on third down, cant score any points. So how do fix that? You get a power back that can run between the tackles to compliment your home run guy, you get help on the offensive line to block for your backs, plus the upgrades at receiver will improve the passing attack. D.J will take the heat off Smith, and the whole pass game will take pressure off the run since every team in the NFL knew we couldn't throw the ball last year. So what did the panthers not do that was necessary to improve the offense that everybody was complaining about last year???? Besides if we are any good this year our 1st pick next year wont be worth that much in the end. We certainly didn't get over on the Eagles but we were bold and did what we had to do. Our defensive needs can still be met with our two third round picks and we can probably trade up again to get into the fourth or at least another fifth. If not there is free agency after the draft. I agree I would like to see the panthers use one low pick on J Johnson if possible but otherwise its gonna be all defense from here on out. Overall I'm pretty pleased as long as the guys we selected are as good as advertised.

Posted by: str8chillin4 | Apr 26, 2008 7:04:20 PM

Well,its true Whacky Cat. I mean ask Steve Smith,Jake Delhomme,Deangelo Williams,Jon Beason etc. If they think missing Mini-Camps or training Camp is Important.

I promise you Beason would be like yea if I was here on time I might have been playing Mlb before Dan Morgan got injured at the game in Nawlins.

Posted by: Ghost of Sparta | Apr 26, 2008 7:04:31 PM

Straight chillin you are right on. Although expensive, this seems to me like a great move. We just filled 2 of our top biggest needs in one day. B E A utiful. Stewart is a monster pick, keep talkin about the toe problem, he still ran a 4.4 with it and said he played all last season with the injury. Now we need a ball hawking safety and a nice DT and we will be set. People who post on these blogs are way to negative.

Posted by: cheesy | Apr 27, 2008 4:16:39 AM

Yeah...the Panthers also "said" that Morgan and Delhomme would be back by the end of last season right up until they completed the IR transaction.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Apr 27, 2008 2:43:31 PM

The Panthers doc performed the surgery because he is also one of the premiere foot doctors in the country outside of his Panthers obligations.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Apr 27, 2008 2:47:18 PM

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